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Just 20 Remain in the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E Championship

Just 20 players remain in the hunt for the 2015 WSOP $10,000 H.O.R.S.E Championship title after two days of play. Day 2 began Thuersday with 122 left of the 204-player field and three-time WSOP bracelet winner Eli Elezra in the lead.

$10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship Draws 204: Elezra Leads

The 2015 WSOP Event #63: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E Championship drew 204 players Wednesday, creating a $1,917,600 prize pool that will pay 24 spots. A min-cash is worth $18,619 while a WSOP bracelet and $517,766 first-place prize awaits the winner.

Frank Kassela Elimiated in 5th Place (AU$164,089)

Hand #21: Jack Salter had the button and action folded to him. He raised to 65,000, and then Frank Kassela, who made this final table looking for a third gold bracelet, reraised to 100,000 out of the small blind.

Massive Double for Davies

Hand #15: Jack Salter limped from the small blind and then folded when Frank Kassela exercised his option from the big with a raise to 70,000 total.

Ang Italiano Eliminated in 6th Place (AU$118,769)

Hand #13: Kyle Montgomery had the button to start the hand, and Jack Salter opened from under the gun to 65,000. Henry Wang called from the small blind, and then checked the flop to the preflop raiser. Salter bet 130,000, and Wang folded.

Kassela Shaking the Salter

Hand #9: Kyle Montgomery opened for 60,000 from early position and Frank Kassela called from the big blind. Both players checked the flop, and then Kassela led out for 85,000 on the turn.

Italiano Shoves Over Salter

Hand #6: Scott Davies had the button, and Frank Kassela opened with a raise to 65,000 from the hijack seat. Henry Wang called from the big blind, and the flop came down . After Wang checked, Kassela bet 95,000, and Wang folded.

First Blood to Henry

Hand #1: Scott Davies opened for 60,000 from the cutoff and Henry Wang called from the small blind. Wang then checked the flop and Davies continued for 60,000. Wang woke up with a check-raise to 140,000 and Davies folded his hand.

Seat 1: Frank Kassela -- 1,250,000

Frank Kassela has been recording cashes in live poker tournaments for over a decade, but it wasn't until 2010 that he truly emerged onto the scene thanks to an excellent performance at the World Series of Poker.

Jason Giuliano Eliminated in 8th Place (AU$67,198)

From middle position, Jason Giuliano moved all in for roughly 430,000 and Frank Kassela called on the button. Giuliano: Kassela: The dinner break chip leader - who had over 2.

Kassela Spikes Lucky Double

From the button, Frank Kassela moved all in for 376,000 and Scott Davies called in the small blind. Kassela: Davies: With Kassela trailing, the flop kept Kassela at a disadvantage as the landed on the turn to remove all chop outs.

Early Win for Teng

Victor Teng opened to 56,000 and Frank Kassela defended the big blind to see a flop fall. Kassela checked and Teng bet out 60,000 which was met with a quick fold from Kassela.

Kassela Climbing

Jason Giuliano limped in from under the gun and Ang Italiano, Jackie Glazier and Frank Kassela came along to see a flop.

Brandon Shack-Harris Eliminated in 17th Place (AU$23,441)

Frank Kassela opened to 24,000 in the cutoff and Brandon Shack-Harris moved all in for roughly 180,000 from the small blind. Kassela called and the cards were tabled.

Giuliano Surging

Jason Giuliano opened with a raise in the cutoff and Frank Kassela called on the button as the flop fell and Giuliano checked.

Italiano Shoving

Brandon Shack-Harris opened to 20,000 from the small blind and Ang Italiano moved all in. Shack-Harris folded and Italiano was pushed the pot.

Mikel Habb Eliminated in 23rd Place (AU$23,441)

Scott Davies opened the hijack to 17,000 and Frank Kassela three-bet the button to 32,000 with Mikel Habb calling in the small blind before Davies four-bet to 90,000. Kassela called, and Habb called all in for his last 88,000.

Kassela Snap Calls

With the board showing Kyle Montgomery led out for 27,000 and was called by Frank Kassela in the hijack before the completed the board. Montgomery reached for his chips and slid out 50,000 and was snap called.

Kassela Busts Little

Jonathan Little checked the flop to Frank Kassela, and he bet 4,000. Little check-raised to 11,000, and Kassela made the call to see the land on the turn. Little bet 18,000, and Kassela immediately moved all in.

Kassela Doubles with Aces

On a flop of , Thao Nguyen bet out 15,000 and Frank Kassela moved all in for 58,300 with Nguyen calling. Nguyen: Kassela: The turn and river landed the and and Kassela doubled to 131,300 in chips.